Maria Ressler, PA-C

Maria is a physician assistant who has practiced dermatology since 2006. She is a local resident, having attended Fox Chapel High School.  She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Pittsburgh, graduating magna cum laude.  She was inducted in the Pitt chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Society.  Maria was also a member of Phi Sigma Pi National Honors Fraternity.

After graduating from Pitt, Maria attended Chatham College and received her Master of Physician Assistant Studies degree in 2006.  During her academic career at Chatham, Maria was honored by the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants by taking second place in the organization’s Diversity in Medicine Writing Contest.  Her paper was focused on Huntington’s Disease, genetic testing and disability.

Maria is a member of the Society of Dermatologic Physician Assistants and the Pennsylvania Dermatology Physician Assistant Society.

Maria is responsible for many services including diagnosing and managing skin diseases, ordering and interpreting laboratory tests and writing prescriptions.  She also performs many procedures in the office including biopsies, surgeries and laser treatments.  She is legally and ethically bound to practice dermatology under the supervision of Dr. Lally.

Maria enjoys spending time with her husband, three young children and dog.  They all love cheering on the Pitt Panthers!

Kristin Kukalis, PA-C

Kristin grew up in Murrysville, PA where she attended Franklin regional high school and graduated in 2012. She continued her education at Indiana University of Pennsylvania where she completed her Bachelor of Science in Nutrition before obtaining her Masters of Medical Science in Physician Assistant Studies from Baldwin Wallace University in 2018. She began her career as a Physician Assistant working in OBGYN for 1.5 years before transitioning to the field of dermatology.


She is married to Patrick Kukalis and has a daughter, Avery. Outside of work she enjoys cooking, exercising, and spending time with her friends, family, and dog Layla.


Maria Ressler Fox Chapel Dermatology
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Went well. All questions and concerns addressed. Very friendly.

Amy P.

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Always pleased with my treatments.

Ellen L.

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Maria is very pleasant and professional. She is caring and solved my issues. She is a very good provider.

Patricia S.

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Maria is great, very thorough. Brought Dr. Lally in to double check.

Emily W.

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I cannot say enough nice things about Maria Ressler! Not only is she super knowledgeable, efficient, and insightful, but she’s wonderfully personable! Everyone at this office is terrific. Just love them!

Kristine H.